This is my 487th attempt at starting a blog. OK, it’s actually my fourth or fifth. But, while writing this first post, it seems like it’s been a lot more over the years.
In the past, I have always set myself up to fail with these things. It’s the overthinker in me. I spend about half of an eternity thinking about every tiny detail of every single blog related thing before I ever write a post. Then, I think way too much about every word of every post.
Needless to say, it quickly turns into the chore of the century. Instead of enjoying it, I dread typing a post. I decide it’s perfectly fine to skip the whole process for a day. Or two. Or thirty.
Suddenly, I haven’t posted for six months and I am clearly a failure at this and how can I possibly do big things well if I can’t even keep up a blog and I obviously need to retreat back to just being an observer…
So, I’m trying again, but as a recovering overthinker who’s learning to go with the flow and trust the process. Sticking to my own voice. Dumping expectations and schedules and the self-imposed “have to” mindset.
You know. Winging it. Jumping in with both feet and seeing what happens. Who knows? It might be a lot of fun!